Senators reportedly exploring trade market for young forward

Published June 9, 2023 at 9:31 PM

Alex DeBrincat's short time with the Ottawa Senators may be over after only one season.

On Monday afternoon, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman revealed that the Ottawa Senators have begun to explore the trade market for pending restricted free agent Alex DeBrincat.

"One source referred to it as 'Ottawa's due diligence,' as, according to multiple sources, DeBrincat recently indicated he wished to wait until the completion of the Senators' ownership saga before thinking of committing to a long-term extension." Friedman said.

DeBrincat, 25, was traded to the Senators last summer from the Blackhawks in exchange for a trio of draft picks including the Ottawa's first-round pick which Chicago used to selected defenceman Kevin Korchinski out of the WHL.

The Farmington Hills (Michigan) native had a strong season with the Senators, but took a slight step back from the career-high in points he set in his final year with the Blackhawks in 2021-22. In 82 games this season, DeBrincat put up 66 points (27 goals, 39 assists), 45 penalty minutes and was a minus-31.

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Senators reportedly exploring trade market for young forward

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